Technology

Whether you're a beginner or technologically advanced, YOURLifeChoices Technology page has everything you need to understand and make the most of your computer, smartphone or mobile device. Our Technology News page is updated twice-weekly by our Technology Expert, Drew Patchell. Whether you are looking to set up a social networking page on Facebook, Myspace or Twitter, or just looking find the best broadband or wireless internet deals, Drew can help.

Our tutorials page features answers to all of your computer questions and provides you with the latest hints and tips to update your skills. If you are looking for a senior-friendly mobile phone, something fun on YouTube or a free anti-virus scanner, we have the information you require. 

Online safety is also an important issue and we keep you up-to-date with the latest downloads, anti-virus software and how to avoid scams. We offer short-cut keystrokes if you want to save time and 'how-to' guides for all the best gadgets. And whether you are a Mac or PC fanatic, we answer your questions.

Do you have a technology question you need answered? Just ask Drew.

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The future of technology

The future of technology

Microsoft has unveiled its newest technology, the HoloLens, at the Build 2015 conference.

App of the month May

App of the month May

Handwrite on your smartphone and challenge your friends in this classic app.

Google Ads explained

Google Ads explained

Wayne is concerned about online ads tracking his web browsing.

The ultimate city guide apps

The ultimate city guide apps

Find out the best businesses in town with these handy apps.

How to take the perfect selfie

How to take the perfect selfie

Want to know how to take the perfect selfie? These handy tips should help you ...

Best apps for an active brain

Best apps for an active brain

Why not give your brain a workout with these free brain game apps?

Computers

Five ways to make your wifi faster

These five simple tips will help to make your home’s wifi internet faster.

Speedy signals

Choosing a new desktop

Anne Marie is in the market for a new desktop and is keen to have a recommendation.

Mac or PC

Get to know these internet phrases

A few of the most common internet phrases and what they mean.

Learn the lingo

Gadgets

Technology for safer driving

These clever technologies are designed to help you stay safe on the road.

Stay safe on the road

The future of technology

Microsoft has unveiled its newest technology, the HoloLens, at the Build 2015 conference.

Augmented reality

Four iPhone and iPad tips and tricks

Anne Rady shares four iPhone and iPad tips and tricks in this week's video

Tech tips

Phones

How to prevent telemarketer calls

We explain how you can prevent nuisance calls from telemarketers.

Avoid nuisance calls

Make your battery last longer

Anne Rady shares a few simple tips that will help you stretch your battery to its limits.

Battery tips and tricks

Double your battery life

We’ve found the top five battery extenders for all your devices.

Extend your battery

Internet

Internet prices to fall

An ACCC draft decision may see internet prices fall for millions of Australian internet users.

Are you one?

New copyright Bill passes Senate

New copyright laws may see information censored, along with illegal content.

Will this affect you?

Get to know these internet phrases

A few of the most common internet phrases and what they mean.

Learn the lingo

Social Networking

How to use Skype

Your guide on how to use Skype.

Free video chat

Why join Twitter?

Twitter enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called ‘tweets’.

Join the club

Find free wifi wherever you are

Find free wifi both home and abroad with www.wefi.com.

Free wifi on the go

Software & Downloads

Should I upgrade to Windows 10?

Are you thinking about upgrading to Windows 10 but unsure if it’s worth it?

Make the right choice

The ultimate city guide apps

Find out the best businesses in town with these handy apps.

Support local business

Learn a new language fast

The Duolingo language app will have you talking like a local in no time.

Free foreign language app

Online Shopping

How to sell your vinyl online

Vinyl records are making a comeback, with sales the highest they’ve been for 20 years.

Vinyl revival

Spotting fake user reviews

Drew explains how to spot a fake review.

Can you spot the fakes?

How to save on shopping

The advantage of online shopping is that, if you do it right, you can end up saving money.

Spend less

Safety Online

Keep your Facebook account secure

Follow our helpful hints on how to keep your Facebook account secure.

Stay safe online

Cheating spouses exposed

Cyber criminals have attacked AshleyMadison.com, the website that encourages men to have affairs.

Caught out

Don’t fall foul of tax scam

If you receive a call from the ATO demanding money, hang up.

Don't get caught out

Technology News

Headphone buying guide

Find the perfect headphones for you, within your budget.

Don’t get ripped off

Top five smart home products

Would you consider using any of these futuristic products?

Live like The Jetsons

Record video calls

How to communicate with friends and family overseas via online video calls.

Record memories

Technology Q&A

Choosing a new desktop

Anne Marie is in the market for a new desktop and is keen to have a recommendation.

Mac or PC

How to monitor your data usage

Annie is having trouble keeping below her smartphone data limit.

Data demystified

Is PayPal safe?

Bobby is trying to buy a gift online, and the only payment option offered is PayPal.

Is it safe?

News

Headphone buying guide

Find the perfect headphones for you, within your budget.

Don’t get ripped off

Using apps to practice mindfulness

These mindfulness apps will provide virtual instructions on how to relax and unwind.

Be mindful

15 simple Word shortcuts

Here are 15 simple Microsoft Word shortcuts to make you more proficient.

Keyboard tricks

FunOnTheGo App

What is an App?

App, short for application, is now such a commonplace term that there is an assumption everyone knows what one is. If you’re unsure, Rachel has a simple explanation.

What is an App?

Who uses Apps?

If you’re not sure if you’re the kind of person who may use an App, perhaps you need some suggestions on what kind of Apps are available.

Who uses Apps?

Why bother with an app?

When you can access just about any website from your phone or tablet, why would you bother with an app?

Why bother with an app?

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